Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has won an appointment to lead a massive antitrust case against banks that sold credit default swaps, defeating attempts by the defendants and a group of rival plaintiffs lawyers to disqualify the firm.
After two jury trials and counting, Apple's hard-fought patent spat with Samsung has yielded about $930 million in damages for Apple and a handsome $60 million in fees for its lawyers at Morrison & Foerster.
To woo Sullivan to the firm many years ago, Bill Urquhart sent her a goody box containing a bottle of Cristal champagne, a laptop, a BlackBerry, and a box of Quinn Emanuel business cards. It was a good investment.
Calling the actions of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Kirkland & Ellis "deeply disappointing," New Orleans federal judge Carl Barbier accused BP and its lawyers of a "startling reversal" of position on the scope of the $9.6 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement.
The former securities class action lawyer and New York attorney general candidate says he's itching to get back in front of a jury after a stint as a litigation financier.
In the wake of a disqualification threat against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a battle has broken out among firms competing to be lead class counsel in a massive antitrust case against more than a dozen big banks.